Originally Posted by Tiny
Your making me want to sew a dress with all your dress pic posts! Do you mind sharing some tips on where to measure?
Believe it or not I actually eye it. I made a trial one out of crappy fabric. Than if it was too small or big, I used my fingers to measure how much more fabric I needed.
I also found a pattern that was for a coat and altered it into a harness and than added on the skirt part. I also added onto the velcro areas too to make more sizeable. I also use longer soft side of the velcro so that you can adjust the size, where as the harsher velrco is a small square. I perfer to think the softer is easier against the dogs body than the harsher side.
I started this dress last night by cutting out the harness part with the pattern and than just cut strips of fabric like steps one larger than the next and than accidently learned how to ruffle on my sewing machine and layered on top of each other, which was not easy because it got thick.
I mainly sew for sanity right now since my art room needs to be totally cleaned and reorganized before I can attack some resin projects that need to be finished.
There are some cute patterns by Miss Daisy Design but I can't fathom buying a pattern if I can find one for free or make my own.
Your welcome to check out my profile and check out my fb page and see the things I've made.
I have also found that those quilter blocks for about 1.00 can make a whole outfit if you want a simple one. A whole outfit for a 1.00 plus the thread and anything you else you want to add isnt bad. I'm also the scrap pile hunter too when I go to a store with fabric.
I'm hoping to finish a fancy dress soon for Daisy out of shiny fabric that I have.
Sorry if I rattled on I love crafts.